Tracy Young (Miami/NYC)
DJ Paulo (L.A)
It originated over 10 years ago as a simple attempt to break away from the ordinary New Year’s Eve celebrations, FEROSH’s legendary GENESIS event has now become a tradition to dance music lovers.
From neighboring states and continents, over 3000 guests flock down to Miami’s South Beach every year to start their New Year with the big room sound of the world renowned DJ/Producer Tracy Young and her special guest performers. This year DJ Paulo from Los Angeles will be spinning along side Tracy Young. At 8am New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2014, GENESIS will return to Miami’s most famous club, Mansion and once again provide a sanctuary for those who refuse to take part in South Beach’s chaotic New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Aware of our role within the LGBT community, GENESIS 2014 supports our Florida LGBT community through our official partnership with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Together we celebrate the recognition of same-sex marriages by the federal government and support the efforts to overturn Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is a non - profit organization founded in the 1973 with a mission to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of the LGBT movement. A portion of GENESIS 2014 proceeds will be donated to The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
They say you’ll never work a day in your life if you love what you do. If that’s the case, then Tracy Young hasn’t worked in 20 years. What the electronic music dynamo has done over the last two decades is taken her irresistible passion for dance music from the underground to the mainstream, going from clubland cause célèbre to mainstream celebrity in the process. It’s been a long, winding road to the top for the spunky Young, who launched her career in 1991 as hip-hop radio DJ. “I love all kinds of music,” the Washington, D.C.-born spinstress states. “Growing up in a divorced household, I always took comfort in it.” At the time, Young had no idea of the heights to which she would rise.
“If you told me 10 years later I’d be DJ-ing Madonna’s wedding, I’d say you were crazy!” she laughs. But even from its earliest stages, Young’s musical prowess made people take notice, and it wasn’t long before she translated her work at Interscope Records to a thriving career in the DJ booth that allowed her to bring her one-of-a-kind funk, hip-hop and old-school blend of beats to the masses on eastern corridor airwaves and cable television. But soon the sun-drenched shores of Miami came calling, and with her move came a shift in sound that saw Young injecting her hip-hop roots with the house music thump that emanated from the steamy, celebrity-filled nightclubs that comprised the South Beach scene.
With the assistance of luminaries Ingrid Casares and Chris Paciello, Miami was also where Young carved a niche for herself, both as a female in the traditionally male-dominated stomping grounds of the DJ booth, and as a darling of the thriving gay circuit party scene. But it wasn’t just the gay community that was drawn by Young’s magnetic musical pull; celebrities from Cher to Sean Combs fell under her spell, inviting the disc jockess to spin their exclusive private parties to A-List invitees. Once Madonna coroneted her as her go-to DJ in 2000, Young became a global electronic music celebrity in demand at nightclubs around the world and a breakout name on the Billboard charts racking up 40 #1 Club Play hits including 13 Madonna remixes and as well as imaginative electronic reinventions of songs by Christina Aguilera, Shakira, and Enrique Iglesias.